Data from the Census Bureau suggest that large urban centers like
’s population would have shrunk by 101,000 people without immigration. Boston
- The population of
would have lost over a half million residents sans immigration but instead gained over 1 million people. New York City
- Though immigrants in
make up 5% of the population, a net gain of 26,000 immigrants helped offset the loss of 23,000 people to other areas. St. Louis Miamimay have dropped down one place to become the U.S.’ 6th largest city, but immigration boosted South Florida’s population by 9%.
Immigration growth has also been a boon to small communities around the country. In the case of
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